Potentially applicable to any ball game played on a grassy field, but most appropriate to soccer and golf, it is when the ball is shot or struck that it travels with great velocity just above the grass, such that the friction would "burn" any unlucky worms that happened to be on the surface.
Landon Donovan's low shot on goal was a real worm burner.
In golf when a tee shot tops the ball with great force and forward momentum. Highly entertaining, the ball streaks along the grass spinning furiously with a tearing sound. Not classified as a dink out because the shot usually travels quite a distance despite the miss hit. Upon seeing such a shot one would imagine worms diving out of the way to save their skins.